2011 Mercedes-Petronas F1 car; deconstructed with great delight!
My mate over at Automobiliac has revived a great idea; a race through central park! There isn’t a time that goes by where I don’t imagine race cars pounding through the streets of NYC. Although I must admit that part of my racing fantasy involves the Williamsburg Bridge, FDR, and then pounding through central park. A bit over the top—-yes…….but hey!
As per Automobiliac’s article, I found this most interesting!
“I’m obviously not the first to fantasize about this race through the park. Back in 1965, race promoter Alec Ulmann, of Sebring 12 Hours fame, proposed the very same idea in Automobile Quarterly (Vol. 4, No. 1). He felt that New York should have a Monaco-style Grand Prix right in its heart, and reserved harsh words for the all-powerful Parks Commisioner Robert Moses for scuppering his plans, as well as multiple previous attempts in the 1950’s to run exactly such a race.”
Read the full article and some ideas here: Automobiliac
the good folks over at Bugatti Passion are reporting that the supersedan 16c Galibier has received a green light to go into production in 2013. Supposedly the Veyron ends its production in 2012. Whether there will be a “GT” version of the Veyron pushing 1300hp (!!!) is still a question mark….but the signs point towards it being a possibility!
The price of the next Bugatti supersedan? $1.4 milion. I’ll wait for the CPO one on discount, thanksverymuch.
One of THE most beautiful Grand Prix cars, the 1950-51 Talbot Lago T26c
(click fotos 2 times to get hi-res)
What a fantastic video this is, going through the Formula One Grand Prix cars between 1945 and 1965 only—-where they go through a summary of the GP cars of the time…..incredible drivers and legendary cars.
what a great way to ‘waste’ an hour…
click here to go to the next page for the last 3 parts!